Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
AST Headquarters will be closed November 26-27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen Monday, November 30 at 8 am MT. We wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
The Association of
Surgical Technologists (AST) was founded in 1969 and is the premier
membership organization for surgical technologists. AST represents the
interests of more than 80,000 surgical technologists, and surgical
assistants. Its mission is to enhance the profession to ensure quality patient
care through continuing education, development of professional standards,
profession-related services, authoring practice-related textbooks and
AST membership continues to experience dynamic growth and includes more than 41,000 surgical technologists and surgical assistants, who work in operating rooms, surgery centers, specialty clinics, educational programs and medical device corporations.
*Based on research from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
AST will help you connect with OR professionals who are directly involved with purchasing - or the veto - of products and services used in the OR!
A Snapshot of AST Membership